UPDATE: Fatality on Highway 4, charges laid

UPDATE: The investigation of a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 4 south of Battleford near the communities of Red Pheasant and Mosquito has resulted in criminal charges against 27-year-old Amber Rosette with the following offences:

- Sec 320.14(3) CC - Operation of a motor vehicle causing death
- Sec 320.13 (3) CC - Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death
- Sec 320.14 (2) CC - Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired causing bodily harm
- Sec 320.13 (2) CC - Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm
 
Amber Rosette appeared in court Wednesday morning and is currently remanded in custody. She was scheduled to reappear in North Battleford Provincial Court Thursday for a show cause hearing.
  
UPDATE: Battlefords RCMP are advising that Highway 4 near the communities of Red Pheasant and Mosquito is now fully open to traffic.
 
Again everyone's cooperation and patience has been appreciated while keeping all involved in dealing with this on the highway safe. Thank you!

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UPDATE: Battlefords RCMP remain on scene of the motor vehicle collision located on Highway 4 near the communities of Red Pheasant and Mosquito. Weather conditions / visibility are slowing the processing and removal of vehicles and debris from this location. RCMP are requesting the public to remain vigilant while driving in this area as tow companies are also assisting in the clean up of this location.

Everyone's cooperation and patience is appreciated. There is currently one lane of travel open at this time.

We anticipate having this completed and the highway opened again by 4 p.m.

BACKGROUND: RCMP say a woman has been killed in a collision south of Battleford.

At 7:30 a.m. Battlefords RCMP responded to a call of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 4 south of Battleford near the communities of Red Pheasant and Mosquito.

Battleford Fire Department and WPD Ambulance also attended to the scene of the collision.

Initial investigation has determined that a car with two occupants was travelling north

on Highway 4 when it was struck on the passenger side by a truck that was travelling west on a grid road and failed to stop at a posted stop sign on the grid road.

A 28-year-old female passenger of the car was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision. The family of the deceased female has been notified however the name of the deceased is not being released. 

This area of Highway 4 remains closed to traffic until the investigation into the collision has been completed.

Anyone travelling this section of Highway 4 is advised that traffic will be re-routed around this location until this portion of the investigation has been completed and all vehicles and debris have been removed. It is anticipated that the highway will be open again at approximately 2 p.m. today.

An update will be provided confirming this.

This investigation is ongoing and once complete further details will be provided.

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